Thank you all for helping us raise R53mn in the past few weeks! We are overwhelmed by your generosity, and encouraged by the sense of community that is developing. Because of your support, we recently distributed 3,100 tons of food amounting to 12,4mn meals to vulnerable communities. We are excited that we can now also expand our reach into Limpopo, Mpumalanga, and the Northern Cape Provinces, procure much-needed basic foods, and gear up operationally. Your support has made this possible.
A recent survey found that one in three adults go to bed hungry because of unemployment and the subsequent loss of income. Fear, depression and discouragement are beginning to set in for many as social distress leaves them hopeless.
FoodForward SA continues to be inundated with requests for food support from all over the country. We are now supporting more than 1,000 Beneficiary Organisations (BOs), reaching nearly 500,000 vulnerable people directly (and an estimated 1,5 million people indirectly) with food parcels to households.
The COVID-19 impact on our economy and food insecurity will be with us for at least 18 – 24 months. With this in mind, FoodForward SA is taking a two-year view to make sure that we create better access to healthy food for more than 750,000 people directly (and 2 million indirectly) through a network of 1,500 registered beneficiary organisations working in vulnerable communities across South Africa, including our most rural communities.
We need your help! To ensure that we can continue to support our expansion, we need a further R43mn over the two-year period. Your partnership will help us reach this goal so that we can address the problem of hunger at scale.
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We recently visited Hope Again Recovery Home in Mitchells Plain, one of our 600 beneficiary organisations within our network. The home was founded in 2007 and is one of the many projects coordinated by the Mount Hope Ministries church under the leadership of Pastor Alfonso Schilder. The home focuses on the rehabilitation and recovery of…
FoodForward SA recently paid a visit to one of our beneficiary organisations in the Western Cape, Turfhall Cheshire Home in Lansdowne, to see how the impact of our food support is making a difference. The organisation provides residential care and accommodation for approximately 62 profoundly disabled adults from all across the Western Cape. Turfhall Cheshire…
Our October edition of the BO feature takes us on a journey to the impoverished township of Khayelitsha, Cape Town where one of our registered beneficiary organisations, The Missionaries of Charity, is situated. The Missionaries of Charity is a Catholic congregation that was founded in 1950 by Mother Theresa and is currently operating in 139…